How People Plan to Spend Their February Break

Ali Durkin and Jillian Risavi

Assistant Editors for Production/ Promotion


As midterms come to a close, Jamesville-DeWitt High School students are putting down their textbooks and getting ready to relax over February Break. Whether they are traveling to a tropical island or they are staying at home in Syracuse, students and staff are excited for the week off.


A group of students such as junior Emily Pomeroy, sophomores Riley Burns and Sydney Baum, and freshman Ana Dieroff are lucky enough to travel over break. Pomeroy is going to New York City with sophomore Jenna Vespi. “I’m really excited to go shopping while I’m there,” says Pomeroy. Sophomore Riley Burns is going with her family to her condominium in Jupiter, Florida. “My cousin and I are planning on spending most of our time on the beach and in the sun,” says Burns. Senior Connor Evans and his family are also going to Florida over the break; “I’m excited to escape the cold weather for a week,” he said. Unlike his traveling peers, junior Zac Ripich is headed north to Canada for break where he plans on skiing with his family.


While some students travel, winter sport athletes don’t get a break, as the J-DHS Varsity Boys and Girls  Basketball Teams will take on sectionals. Sophomore Meg Hair, member of the Varsity Girls Basketball team, is excited to compete in sectionals with her team. “We’ve made it to the state championship a couple years in a row now, so I’m confident that we will do well,” says Hair. The girls have a bye for the first round of sectionals because they are the No. 1 seed in New York State, so their first game will be in the quarterfinal of sectionals against the victor of the Oneida vs. Homer game. The game is scheduled for Feb.16 at Onondaga Community College at 6 pm. The Boys Varsity Basketball team also has a first round sectional game against Cortland that will take place on Feb. 12 at J-DHS at 7 pm.


The Girls and Boys Indoor Track team both recently won the sectional title for Section lll. With a few athletes going to State Qualifiers, they will continue their hard work over the break. Those that will be continuing to compete consist of freshman Sophia Vinciguerra, sophomore Alex Payne, junior Hannah Butler, seniors Nolan Roosa, Jan Ramirez, and Casey Keane on Feb. 24 at OCC at 4:30 pm.